Boarding Pass – Rachel Khoo

Most people see travel as going somewhere, but food creative Rachel Khoo‘s creations prove that food can transport you to any place (Morocco or Australia) or time (through a MadMen dinner). Her food not only transports people, but also takes her to work to interesting places make culinary creations (so cool!). Rachel’s second book Pâtes à Tartiner came out this year, and she’s about to embark on a brand new and very exciting project, so be sure to keep your eye on her! Thanks, Rachel!

last trip taken:
Wolfsburg, Germany – business trip to the headquarters of VW.

{Wolfsburg, Germany: Volkswagen’s Car city (‘Autostadt‘ = VW version of Eurodisney) during December}

next trip on deck:
London followed by Wolfsburg, all for business. For pleasure, fingers crossed NYC and Buenos Aires in 2011 but nothing definite yet.

one place you would go back to again and again:
Feldkirch, Austria – small mountain town where my mum’s family live.

place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
Melbourne, Australia

preferred method of transportation:

place you’ve never been but dying to go:
Tokyo, Japan

{role reversal: taking a cooking class in Morocco}

place you’d never go back:
Le Havre

most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less:
My trip to this year where I was working on culinary events in Melbourne and Sydney but also having some fun. I love Sydney for it’s stunning beaches and Melbourne for it’s cosmopolitan creative vibe and cool hidden bars.

{Edible Tales menu and sketches}

how do you prepare for a trip?
Write a list of things to do/need

how do you record your travels when you’re traveling?
With my SLR film camera and digital camera and I write letters to friends.

{watching a tajine being prepared in Marrakech}

what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
Food and random objects

{from Edible Tales project, Australia}

on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
I use a film camera so depending on the trip anything from a roll (36 pics) to several rolls.

what’s in your “designer travel kit” ?
My old skool SLR film camera a Pentax K-1000 and old fashioned air mail writing paper.

{Marrakech medina}

what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen?
Develop my pictures from my camera, as quick as possible. It usually takes a couple of days and then if I have time I post it on

favorite souvenir/thing to bring back?
Food, cooking gadgets, writing paper and useless but beautiful knick-knacks.


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